Liar Game
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Liar Game

Alternative Titles

Japanese: LIAR GAME


Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 203
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 17, 2005 to Jan 22, 2015
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: High Stakes Game High Stakes Game, Psychological Psychological, Strategy Game Strategy Game
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Kaitani, Shinobu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.311 (scored by 3287932,879 users)
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Ranked: #2692
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #104
Members: 97,713
Favorites: 5,016

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College student Nao Kanzaki has always adhered to her name's meaning: "foolishly honest." However, after opening an unsolicited package containing one hundred million yen, she inadvertently accepts an invitation for the "Liar Game." In this tournament, contestants are encouraged to betray and deceive their opponents to gain a massive amount of cash; conversely, losing will incur a lifetime debt. With all hopes lost, her only option left is to seek help from a con artist.

On that same day, the infamous swindler Shinichi Akiyama is finally released from jail. This former psychology student is known for single-handedly bankrupting an entire company, and Nao believes he is her only chance at escaping her dire situation. At first, Shinichi is hesitant to commit another crime, ignoring Nao and her request. But after seeing her desperation and persistence, he agrees to assist her.

In this fraudulent world, Nao and Shinichi have their own motives. Yet, soon they see the true nature of not only the game, but also everyone involved.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The first four volumes of Liar Game were published in Spanish by Planeta DeAgostini between 2009 and 2011.

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More reviewsReviews

Jul 5, 2015
Harrismatic (All reviews)
It's been a couple years since I first discovered Liar Game, and it has all the elements that can draw me to a fictional story : an intelligent plot, a collection of interesting characters, and a truly original premise.
I read a few arcs (which were very good) and decided to put it on hold until the story finishes because I am not that patient a person.
And when I finally decided to take it again .. boy, does it deliver.

The first thing you'll notice is the drawing. It's quirky and veers to the unusual (especially the reactions), but it really sets a tone to the read more
Feb 9, 2015
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
"People SHOULD be doubted. Many people misunderstand this concept. Doubting people is just a part of getting to know them. What many people call 'trust' is really just giving up on trying to understand others, and that very act is far worse than doubting. It is actually 'apathy.'" – Akiyama Shinichi

It is common knowledge that the world is for the most part controlled by money. It is what all humans need to be successful in life, and thus why we spend such a large portion of our lives doing slave work in order to acquire as much of it as possible. Money is the source read more
Jan 31, 2015
yuna733 (All reviews)
This is an epic story that I have been following for years now, and I can't believe it has finally ended. *cries*

The story is a very VERY intense chess match that isn't filled with cheesy stuff like the power of friendship, but is more on actual logic. It's really unique, and it feels like every move, action, and reaction of the characters has been researched beforehand to make everything that more realistic. The games are probably the best part, and it's probably because of them that I finished this manga.

The art is not that pretty, and the reactions seem very exaggerated, but the story definitely read more
Feb 19, 2015
ChiefWarlock (All reviews)
Liar Game is the epitome of psychological genre of manga. This manga will get you hooked right from the first chapter and keep you asking yourself "What will happen next ?? "

This manga is the story of an honest but really naive girl Nao Kanzaki who gets trapped in a game called "Liar Game" which is a game of intelligence and the only way to save yourself in this game is to outsmart everyone else. Nao being a the height of naive people gets swindled right at the beginning. To save herself, she asks help from an ex-con Akiyama Shinichi who helps her clear read more

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Poll: Liar Game Chapter 9 Discussion
naikou - Mar 23, 2009
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Jun 14, 3:01 AM
Poll: Liar Game Chapter 6 Discussion
naikou - Mar 23, 2009
21 replies by taflinder »»
Jun 4, 5:02 AM
will this get an anime adaptation
Otaku_samurai007 - Nov 25, 2021
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Jun 2, 5:52 PM
Poll: Liar Game Chapter 2 Discussion
naikou - Mar 23, 2009
14 replies by taflinder »»
Jun 2, 5:44 PM
Does it get better?
Masshiroi - Feb 26
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May 26, 3:58 AM

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